Eucalyptus pulverulenta 'Baby Blue'
silver-leaved mountain gum 'Baby Blue'
A slow-growing, compact evergreen tree, growing to 3-4m (10-13ft) in height, making it more suitable to grow in smaller gardens, than many other eucalypts. Both the juvenile and adult foliage is round and an intense silver blue. It is one of the most widely used eucalypts in flower arranging. The foliage and stems have a very strong eucalyptus aroma. Flowers are white and appear in winter and spring.
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Spring||White||Grey Silver Blue|
|Summer||Grey Silver Blue|
|Autumn||Grey Silver Blue|
|Winter||White||Grey Silver Blue|
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Eucalyptus are evergreen trees or large shrubs, often fast-growing, some with attractive bark, most with aromatic foliage, and clusters of small, white, yellow or red flowers
- Name status
How to grow
Grows best in full sun and a mildly acidic to neutral soil that is moist but well-drained, but will also tolerate mildly alkaline soil. Able to withstand cold temperatures when mature, but shelter from cold, drying winds especially when young. See eucalyptus cultivation
Propagate by seed at 13-18°C in spring and summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Patio and container plants
- Flower borders and beds
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